Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    ‘Soldier’ who assaulted Baba Fryo arrested

‘Soldier’ who assaulted Baba Fryo arrested

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    Baba Fryo, veteran singer, ‘beaten’ to pulp by soldiers

Baba Fryo, veteran singer, ‘beaten’ to pulp by soldiers

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend.The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state.The attackers came in motorcycles, overrunning Magami district in Gusau LGA and displacing residents of several communities.Clement [...]

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    ‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday's attack at Magumeri town in Borno state.The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base.But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, said only five soldiers were killed.He said [...]

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    Army violated the law in appointment of new NYSC DG

Army violated the law in appointment of new NYSC DG

On Friday, the Nigerian army announced S. Ibrahim as the new director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). According to the new postings disclosed by Sagir Musa, acting director of army public relations, Ibrahim from Nigerian army university, Biu, takes over from Suleiman Kazaure, the current NYSC DG, with “immediate effect”.Musa had said in a statement: “The Nigerian [...]

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    NYSC gets new DG as army approves new postings

NYSC gets new DG as army approves new postings

The Nigerian army has named S. Ibrahim from Nigerian army university Biu, as the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in a new posting released on Friday.A statement releasing the redeployment and signed by Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, said Ibrahim takes over from S.Z. Kazaure.Musa said Kazaure had been deployed to the Nigerian army resource centre as [...]

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    Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

The Nigerian army says its troops ambushed a group of Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to attack Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Tuesday.Njoka Irabo, acting assistant director, army public relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement issued on Tuesday night, said troops stormed Maisandari after receiving information on the planned attack.“Following credible information of planned efforts by [...]

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    Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have again attacked a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state.The attack comes three days after the insurgents burnt houses in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok."They came in through Sambisa forest at about 7pm and they have been setting the village on fire," a Chibok resident told TheCable.Kaumutiyahi is at least 13 kilometres away from Chibok.A military source [...]

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    Army vows to deal with serving soldier arrested for cultism

Army vows to deal with serving soldier arrested for cultism

The Nigerian army has vowed to deal with Igbavbou Lucky, a private in the Nigerian army, who was arrested over his alleged involvement in cultism.Lucky was among the 103 suspects arrested and paraded by the Edo state police command at a press briefing.The soldier was apprehended at Ekpoma, while celebrating his birthday with other suspected cult members.He was reportedly dressed [...]

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    Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the deployment of army personnel for elections in Rivers state is illegal.The Nigerian army had been indicted by a fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the suspended electoral process in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Falana argued that the Nigerian armed forces could only [...]

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    How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

Residents of Michika and Madagali towns in Adamawa state have recounted how Boko Haram fighters raided their homes on Monday and carted away food items and money.Some residents of the town told TheCable that the insurgents came into the town late in the night, shooting sporadically into the air, as they scare people away from their homes.According to the locals, [...]

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    Army rejects indicting report on Rivers polls, slams INEC, police

Army rejects indicting report on Rivers polls, slams INEC, police

The Nigerian army says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is unfair with the report of its findings on the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Following reported cases of widespread violence during the elections, INEC suspended electoral process in the state and sent a fact-finding committee on investigation.Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, had [...]

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    INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the military intervened in the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.INEC had suspended the process because of widespread violence.While fielding questions on Channels TV on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, said the commission went on [...]

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    Army: We are investigating invasion of Rivers commissioner’s residence

Army: We are investigating invasion of Rivers commissioner’s residence

The Nigerian army says it is investigating the invasion of the residence of Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja, Rivers state commissioner of education.In a trending video, about five persons identified as family members of Gogo-Jaja were seen fleeing into a direction as armed soldiers barged into their GRA phase 3 home in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Wednesday.In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    ‘Soldiers will be tough this time’ — Buratai warns ‘election riggers’

‘Soldiers will be tough this time’ — Buratai warns ‘election riggers’

Ahead of the Saturday governorship and house of assembly elections, Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says intelligence gathered has shown that politicians have plans to disrupt the process.He made this known on Wednesday during a meeting with principal staff officers and commanders of the Nigerian army.While noting the cases of violence outbreak in some parts during the presidential [...]

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    Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

There was tension in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Tuesday, following the raid of some nightclubs by soldiers.Among the clubs raided were Casablanca, Orange Room and Play House in the GRA part of the Garden city.The armed men where said to have carted away drinks and arrested some of the people went to unwind.The reason for the action is not clear [...]

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